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Wood privacy fence replacement questions

AFM
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Is it a common practice for contractors to just remove the existing wood posts and hummer down the remaining concrete/cement just below ground? The contractor who gave me a quote said they will dig new holes but I thought removing the old posts and putting new 4x4 and cement at the existing holes is the most logical way to go.

I suppose the way the contractor does will save their time and some Quikrete. I wonder what's the reasonable removal cost per post if a customer wants to have the old post/concrete removed first. TIA.
CS78
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Ive done it and removing the old concrete is by far the hardest part of the job. Really a PITA if the post is broken off at the base.
CollegeStationMaid
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It's pretty standard - removing the concrete is time-consuming and not an easy process
Stupe
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It's not uncommon to do that if you have the option of moving the post locations. We replaced one of our fence lines due to a couple of rotten posts and we didn't have a choice but to dig up the old ones due to the distances of the tie in posts.

Go with aluminum posts when you replace, by the way.
medic1969p
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My husband does it both ways. It's more work to remove the concrete. He charges $60 per post to do it the way you were quoted and $80 per post to remove the concrete. His business is Glory Enterprises, he does lost of maintenance, minor remodeling, fence repair/replace, pressure washing, etc.....

If you would like to speak to him further you can reach him at 979-218-2335
legalbird
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